Visitor Services

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The position of Tearoom/Shop Assistant has arisen at Inveraray Castle. If you have a passion for delivering the highest quality customer service and would like to develop your skills in a unique working environment, this may just be the job for you.

This position is seasonal from 1st April to 31st October.

For more information and to apply, please send your updated CV to enquiries@inveraray-castle.com or post to: The Castle Manager, Argyll Estates Office, Cherry Park, Inveraray, PA32 8XE.

The closing date for applications is 14th February 2022

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most loved castles, as one of the Visitor Services team within the castle, you’ll ensure that all visitors receive an excellent visitor experience and leave feeling inspired by this magical place. This will be achieved through being welcoming; engaging and knowledgeable; prepared to answer visitors’ questions about objects, stories of the castle and its family and the NTS.

The role involves some physical activity and will include standing for periods of time and/or walking through the building during guided tours. Due to the historic nature of the building physical access from the upper levels in the event of an emergency is currently only by stairs.

JOB PURPOSE
To welcome visitors to the property, promote and sell Trust Membership, sell admissions tickets and control visitor entry/flow, facilitating their access and enjoyment to Culzean Castle and Country Park.

A Visitor Services Assistant is crucial to our visitors’ “first impression” of the property and in establishing and maintaining the Trust’s reputation as a guardian of Scotland’s heritage and as the organisation that actively wants people to engage with and enjoy the properties it cares for. As you will be working in a customer-facing role, this means you will directly engage with visitors on arrival (and often at departure) so excellence in customer care is paramount, as you will be responsible for ensuring you are providing our Visitors with the best entry options (Membership, admissions tickets, guidebooks). The Visitor Services Assistant is expected to meet (if not exceed) sales targets for, particularly Memberships and Guidebooks. You are also expected to be knowledgeable and actively engage with our visitors and provide general “tourist information” for the locality and other nearby Trust properties.

JOB PURPOSE
To maximise our visitors’ enjoyment of National Trust for Scotland managed sites by maintaining the excellent standards we set across our properties to enable us to provide the best possible experience for our visitors. Providing an efficient, reliable service and high standards in housekeeping based on the needs of the property. Specifically, to ensure that all areas and public areas are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards, to make the property the best possible place to visit and work.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
A Visitor Services Assistant is crucial to our visitors’ “first impression” of the property and in establishing and maintaining the Trust’s reputation as a guardian of Scotland’s heritage and as the organisation that actively wants people to engage with and enjoy the properties it cares for. As you will be working in a customer-facing role, this means you will directly engage with visitors so excellent customer and selling skills are imperative. The Visitor Services Assistant is expected to meet (if not exceed) sales targets.

You will ensure that the Gift Shop is presented to the highest standard and you are knowledgeable about the products sold within the Gift Shop.

JOB PURPOSE
To maximise our visitors’ enjoyment of National Trust for Scotland managed sites by maintaining excellent standards of service, optimising opportunities to generate income and ensuring that the site and its assets are safe and secure.
Specifically, to ensure the smooth and safe operations in hospitality services at Culzean.
Core hours will be the minimum hours available, with the opportunity to work additional hours to suit the needs of the business. Must have full weekend availability, hours will be issued on a rota basis.

Salary Range: ÂŁ20,000 – ÂŁ26,000

Contract: Fixed term 12-month annualised hours contract – Full time 1950 hours per annum

Dundee Science Centre is currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join our team to fulfil the pivotal role of Visitor Experience Team Leader in a fulltime capacity.

As part of a team of 3 you will lead and co-ordinate the day-to-day visitor operations within Dundee Science Centre and across 3rd party sites to ensure an environment that is engaging, secure and provides an excellent visitor experience. You will champion visitor engagement and ensure all visitors have an enjoyable, safe, and inspiring experience. You will be a key holder and perform Duty Manager functions, on a rota basis.

As Visitor Experience Team Leader, you will be responsible for planning and organising work, dealing with visitor enquiries, problem solving, the induction of new staff, banking, first aid and procurement.

You will lead by example and be responsible for line managing our delivery team as well as providing training, coaching, and mentoring to support team growth where required.

You will be an advocate for Inclusion & Diversity, supporting the development of DSC’s culture of inclusion for our team and visitors.

You will work flexibly within the Dundee Science Centre team; hours of work to be discussed, flexible working will be considered, and weekend and evening work will be required.

For further information please view the detailed job description on our website:
https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/jobs

JOB PURPOSE
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our visitor services team at The Weaver’s Cottage. This is an exciting opportunity within the heritage industry. The Weavers Cottage vividly re-creates the living and working conditions of a typical handloom weaver. With low ceiling beams and period furniture, it helps give an insight into life before the Industrial Revolution. You should be passionate about delivering outstanding customer experiences and tours to our visitors and guests and able to maximise opportunities to generate income. It’s important that Visitor Service Assistants (VSAs) ensure the property and its assets are safe and secure. Furthermore, we’re looking for team workers who are also able to use their own initiative and are driven to make a difference. Our ideal candidate will be a keen storyteller able to conduct engaging tours for local and international visitors.

JOB PURPOSE
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our visitor services team at The Tenement House. This is an exciting opportunity within the heritage industry and the ideal candidate must be passionate about our vision for the future and what we do every day as a business: bringing people together and providing them with the greatest visitor experience.

Holmwood is a masterpiece of one of Scotland’s most brilliant architects and someone who profoundly shaped the city itself: Alexander Thomson. We are looking to inspire our visitors with its amazing architecture and design. You should be passionate about delivering outstanding customer experiences and tours to our visitors and guests and able to maximise opportunities to generate income. It’s important that Visitor Service Assistants (VSA’s) ensure the property and its assets are safe and secure. Furthermore, we’re looking for team workers who are also able to use their own initiative and are driven to make a difference.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care at all times
• Welcoming visitors to the site and processing their admission/retail or catering purchase in a friendly, efficient and knowledgeable manner;
• Welcoming visitors with special needs / impairments and providing a high level of service in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act;
• Welcoming International visitors and aiding with specific needs.
• Welcoming groups in an efficient and warm manner
• Delivering tours (all training will be provided), and answering visitors’ queries about the site, education facilities and the local area;
• Providing information about the site, its history, contents, offers and merchandise;
• Promoting National Trust for Scotland brand to include our Membership scheme, events, upselling other properties and any promotional campaigns, being proactive in the selling of Membership and Gift Aid.

JOB PURPOSE
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our visitor services team at Holmwood House. This is an exciting opportunity within the heritage industry and the ideal candidate must be passionate about our vision for the future and what we do every day as a business: bringing people together and providing them with the greatest visitor experience.

Holmwood is a masterpiece of one of Scotland’s most brilliant architects and someone who profoundly shaped the city itself: Alexander Thomson. We are looking to inspire our visitors with its amazing architecture and design. You should be passionate about delivering outstanding customer experiences and tours to our visitors and guests and able to maximise opportunities to generate income. It’s important that Visitor Service Assistants (VSA’s) ensure the property and its assets are safe and secure. Furthermore, we’re looking for team workers who are also able to use their own initiative and are driven to make a difference.

JOB PURPOSE
To maximise our visitors’ enjoyment of National Trust for Scotland managed sites by maintaining excellent standards of service, optimising opportunities to generate income and ensuring that the site and its assets are safe and secure.

Context
Greenbank Garden welcomes approx. 30,000 visitors between the garden, courtyard café & woodland walk. The role of VSA at Greenbank is primarily a catering role. The garden generates £150K per annum with catering accounting for 75K. Your role is to support the delivery of an excellent catering offer within the setting of a heritage garden. You will also be responsible for processing admissions, selling memberships and supporting property events and hospitality on occasion.
Must have weekend availability, hours will be issued on a monthly rota basis.

JOB PURPOSE
To maximise our visitors’ enjoyment of National Trust for Scotland managed sites by maintaining the excellent standards we set across our properties to enable us to provide the best possible experience for our visitors. Providing an efficient, reliable service and high standards in housekeeping based on the needs of the property. Specifically, to ensure that all areas and public facilities are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards, to make the property the best possible place to visit and work.